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Children's Creative Collective

September 6th - May 16th, 2018

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Fun Functional Fitness

April 25th - April 27th, 2018

$5

Group fitness training geared toward increasing strength, conditioning, stamina, and overall health, with a strong focus on form and injury prevention.

Please bring a towel, plenty of water, and good energy!

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The Bible in Twelve Words

April 25th, 2018

Have you ever wanted to get a picture of the overall unity of the Bible, but can only commit to a short-term study? You are invited to join us for a new class, "The Bible in Twelve Words," created and taught by Rev. William "Bill" Barnes, former Lead Pastor of St. Luke's UMC. Bill is a dynamic teacher and preacher, and he uses humor, wit, and his personal travel experiences to Israel, Palestine, and Greece throughout his public speaking. The class will be offered each Wednesday in April, beginning 4/4/18 at 6:15pm. The only thing you need is a Bible (and if you don't have one, the church can provide one for you.) Registration is encouraged but not required. For more information, contact Pastor Shelly.

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Youth Ministry: 2017 - 2018 Mission Leadership Team

May 20th - May 31st, 2018

$1,500

What is Mission Leadership Team?

Mission Leadership Team (MLT) is a discipleship program for 11th and 12th grade youth who want to explore their faith by learning to seek and love God, love and serve people. Participants commit to attending all MLT meetings, youth group participation, and regular forms of leadership and service at First Church.

What are the MLT meetings about?

Each meeting will have a different focus of faith exploration. It's a chance to try and answer some questions about who God has created you to be, prior to graduating from high school. The goal is to try and answer the question, "who am I" as God's creation?

What are the MLT requirements?

To participate in Mission Leadership Team and to attend the summer MLT mission trip, the following requirements must be met:

  • 100% attendance at scheduled MLT meetings
  • At least 65% attendance at Youth Group
  • At least one monthly act of leadership at First Church (select using the "Add On" options while registering)

What about the MLT mission trip?

MLT participants who meet all requirements can attend the Mission Leadership Team Mission Trip. This year we will serve with Renewed Hope Missions in the Dominican Republic.

Note that the dates listed are placeholders until flights are booked. This usually occurs in late January. Please keep the entire span of dates open and notify Justin immediately if there are any conflicts.

What are the MLT meeting dates and how much does the trip cost?

The total Mission Leadership Team Mission Trip is $1,500 and can be split up with five $300 payments due during the first five MLT meetings:

  • September 10, 2017 - Meeting 1 - $300 Due (rescheduled to 9/17 due to Irma)
  • October 1, 2017 - Meeting 2 - $300 Due
  • November 5, 2017 - Meeting 3 - $300 Due
  • December 3, 2017 - Meeting 4 - $300 Due
  • February 11, 2018 - Meeting 5 - Final Balance Due
  • April 8, 2018 - MLT Meeting 6
  • May 20, 2018 - Mission Trip Training
  • May 31 - June 6, 2018 - Tentative Mission Trip Dates

Participation on the Mission Leadership Team Mission Trip also comes with a $200 discount on the cost of the High School Mission Trip. You will receive a discount code when that trip begins registration. The High School Mission Trip is not included in the $1,500 MLT trip payments.

Notes

  • In order to attend a Retreat or Mission Trip with First United Methodist Church of Orlando, an existing relationship with the church is required.
  • Partial scholarships are available by request and need.
  • For help navigating our registration system, please read this guide.
  • If you have questions prior to registering, please contact Justin Cox.
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Camp Wesley 2018

June 4th - August 3rd, 2018

$0

Greetings Families!
It's that time again! We are looking forward to another great summer!
Camp Wesley promises to be filled with God's love, amazing experiences, fun and learning.
We have made a few changes to Camp Wesley. Please pay close attention!!!!

Camp Wesley will be held June 4th-August 3rd, at First Church Orlando (142 E. Jackson Street Orlando Fl ). We have divided the Camp in two sections, based on when you plan to attend. Our Campers will be children who plan to attend the camp from 9 AM - 3 PM. Our Extended-time Campers will be children who need to stay for additional time. They can stay from 8 AM - 5 PM. Please be sure you register under the appropriate group. Registration will begin Monday, March 19th. All attendees of Camp Wesley must have completed Kindergarten and be Elementary or Middle School age or Have just completed the 8th grade. Activity groups will be separated based on age.

A CAMPERS DAY. Extended-time Campers can arrive beginning at 8 AM and will be signed in at the Fun Zone. At 8:45, all campers will move to the Chapel for morning worship and devotion. From 9:30-3:00, students will participate in a number of activities including sports on the 3rd Floor, Spy Academy where they learn STEM concepts, arts and crafts, drama and more. There is even a time for academics where students can work on math and reading skills at their independent level. Forget about the Summer Slump for your kids. Once a week, we will travel on a fun-filled field trip. At the end of the day, Campers will be picked up at 3:00 PM while Extended-time Campers will continue their fun until they are picked up by 5:00 PM.

There is a one time Family Registration fee of $35. This must be paid online, when you pay for the week(s) you choose . For Campers, Camp Tuition is $155 per week and for Extended-time Campers, Camp Tuition is $170. Camp Tuition includes snacks, all field trips, and a Camp Wesley T-shirt. Tuition must be paid in advance.

This year children will need to bring their lunch. Items should not need refrigeration or heating. We will have staggered lunches, so students will have a quiet reading time and a Fun Zone time in the middle of the day. Please have your child bring a book they enjoy reading.

NO ELECTRONICS will be allowed; unless otherwise noted. Please do not send any I-pads, video games electronics, or cell phones, with your child. We have plenty for them to do!

If you have any questions, regarding Camp, please feel free to contact me. I can be reached via email at rob@firstchurchorlando.org.

Again, thank you for choosing Camp Wesley. It's going to be another amazing Summer in Christ!

Sincerely,

~Mr. Rob, Minister to Children, First Church Orlando/Camp Wesley

~Mrs. Felicia, Minister to Children and Young Adults, First Church Orlando/Camp Wesley

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Vacation Bible School 2018 - June 18 - 22

June 18th - June 22nd, 2018

$0 - $30

SHIPWRECKED: Rescued by Jesus!

At Shipwrecked VBS, kids discover how Jesus rescues us through life's storms. Shipwrecked is filled with incredible Bible-learning experiences kids see, hear, touch, and even taste! Science-Fun Gizmos, team-building games, cool Bible songs, and tasty treats are just a few of the standout activities that help faith flow into real life. Plus, we'll help kids discover how to see evidence of God in everyday life - something we call God Sightings.

SHIPWRECKED will run from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm each day. For more information, email felicia@firstchurchorlando.org.

The fun takes place at First United Methodist Church of Orlando

142 E Jackson Street, Orlando, FL. Office number 407.849.6080.

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6th Grade Mission Trip

June 24th - June 29th, 2018

$475

This year's 6th Grade Mission Trip is to TEAMeffort Jacksonville! There, we will work with partner ministries to help fulfill construction needs in North East Florida.

Registrations close on March 25, 2018 or when all the spots are filled. This deadline is required to provide final counts to the camp and transportation company.

Notes

  • In order to attend a Retreat or Mission Trip with First United Methodist Church of Orlando, an existing relationship with the church is required.
  • Partial scholarships are available by request and need.
  • For help navigating our registration system, please read this guide.
  • If you have questions prior to registering, please contact Justin Cox.
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Mission Week (July 9th - July 13th)

July 9th - July 13th, 2018

$0 - $100

Calling all completed 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders for the 2018 Mission Week! Join us from 8:30 AM- 2:30 PM as we serve around Orlando. Our mornings will be spent volunteering and our afternoons will include a lunch and fun activity. This a great opportunity for your child to learn how their service can make a difference.

*The camp is limited to 12 children. If there are spots remaining open, we will open up registration to completed 3rd graders.

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7th and 8th Grade Mission Trip

July 15th - July 21st, 2018

$550

This year's 7th and 8th Grade Mission Trip is to ReCreation Experiences in Asheville, NC! There, we will work with to improve the homes of residents in rural communities.

Registrations close on March 25, 2018 or when all the spots are filled. This deadline is required to provide final counts to the camp and transportation company.

Notes

  • In order to attend a Retreat or Mission Trip with First United Methodist Church of Orlando, an existing relationship with the church is required.
  • Partial scholarships are available by request and need.
  • For help navigating our registration system, please read this guide.
  • If you have questions prior to registering, please contact Justin Cox.
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High School Mission Trip

July 15th - July 21st, 2018

$550

This year's 7th and 8th Grade Mission Trip is to Team Effort in Coastal Georgia! There, we will work to restore the community from damage incurred by Hurricane Irma.

Registrations close on March 25, 2018 or when all the spots are filled. This deadline is required to provide final counts to the camp and transportation company.

Notes

  • In order to attend a Retreat or Mission Trip with First United Methodist Church of Orlando, an existing relationship with the church is required.
  • Partial scholarships are available by request and need.
  • For help navigating our registration system, please read this guide.
  • If you have questions prior to registering, please contact Justin Cox.